Thursday, May 30, 2019

Everything You Ever Need To Know About Life...

... you can learn from:

Red River (1948)

Cherry: There are only two things more beautiful
than a good gun: a Swiss watch or a woman
from anywhere. Ever had a good... Swiss watch?

You give me an opportunity to reference the gayest scene of all time -- that'd be John Ireland (more of him here) and Montgomery Clift comparing their pistols in Red River, obviously -- and I'm gonna reference that shit. (See also here.) Today's excuse is the 123rd anniversary of the birth of the film director Howard Hawks, who like a true gentleman gave us this gem. 

I had a lot of Hawks Films I could've chose to highlight today, but thanks to this scene Red River's always the first one I think of. And right after that comes Ball of Fire and Bringing Up Baby and His Girl Friday and on and on...

So what's your favorite Howard Hawks film?


pierce said...

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, To Have and Have Not, Red River, His Girl Friday

Moebius said...

My numero uno - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes! A great director without a genre - he did everything!

larry said...

His Girl Friday, hands down